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‘World first’ electric Triumph Stag unveiled

V8 or hate? Oxfordshire-based Electrogenic has unveiled what it says is the world’s first electric Triumph Stag.

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Classic car electrification company Electrogenic has unveiled the world’s first electric Triumph Stag, a claim verified by the Stag Owners Club.

The Oxford-based company replaced the Stag’s 3.0-litre V8 engine with a Hyper9 high-voltage brushless electric motor. It delivers 80kW of power and 235Nm of torque to the rear wheels through the original four-speed manual gearbox. A 37kWh battery is fitted in place of the engine, fuel tank and spare wheel well.

Electrogenic says the electric Stag is good for 150 miles of range and can be recharged using a Type 2 charger.

Steve Drummond, director and co-founder of Electrogenic, said: “Converting older cars like these to electric power is about using modern technology to bring out the best characteristics in the cars. For us this means increasing power within the capabilities of the original vehicle, optimising weight distribution and not using too many batteries to keep the handling crisp and precise.

“Our proprietary electronics integrate the batteries and motor into a seamless system, making the cars as safe as possible.

“Our systems also allow us to maintain the originality of the rest of the car, which is a really important factor for us. For example, it means that we can repurpose the original instruments to keep the interior as untouched as possible. Ultimately, what we’re always trying to do with our conversions is to make the cars we’ve been entrusted with into ‘better versions of themselves’.”

The company, which has also unveiled an electric Morgan 4/4, says it enables “classics to be reborn as a better version of themselves”.

Electrified classic cars divide opinion. Some see electric as a way of preserving classics for future generations, while others view the topic with disdain. The Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens (FIVA) is against the electrification of classics. In a statement, it said it “cannot promote, to owners or regulators, the use of modern EV components to replace a historic vehicle’s drivetrain”.

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